Friday, December 18, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!


Hi! I am so, so, so excited to be a part of this event! I love Advent Calendars (we have 4 in our home right now)!



Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises wait behind the door!


I used some Distress Inks along with Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods stamp set along with the Stitched Snowflakes and the Stitched Hillside Borders dies.



And I made a little video to share how I created this card, too!


It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Lawn Fawn so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring and thank you to Taheerah for creating, coordinating and pulling all of this together!!!

The winners will be announced shortly after January 1, 2016!


SUPPLIES:

Stamps and Dies: Lawn Fawn
Inks: Distress Inks
Papers: Watercolor, white cardstock
Other: White embossing powder, sequins



Let's Connect!

 




147 comments:

  1. Amazing card and colors! Thank you for the video! This is on my to do list!

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  2. Ohhhh! Beautiful background! Those colors are gorgeous!

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  3. What a gorgeous background you created! I love this!

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  4. A beautiful card Chrissie. I love your background, its SO pretty. (I had to pin this and subscribe to your YT channel. I'd love to see more of your work! TFS!

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  5. Gorgeous background! Love those stitched snowflakes!

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  6. What a gorgeous background you've created for the pretty snowflakes...I want to bundle up and go for a walk in that lovely wintry wonderland! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series.
    ~carol

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  7. How pretty! Love that inky goodness!

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  8. Thanks for the video of the process for you gorgeous card. Love it.

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  9. Beautiful card! Amazing background and I love that it is in non-traditional colors. Perfect!

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  10. The white snowflakes against that beautiful background are stunning!

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  11. Pretty card, I love the background and the snowflakes just pop!Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The colors are so pretty.
    They give you the feeling of cold and the snowflakes pop off the card.
    Love it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  13. love the combination of distress ink colours to make the backgroud,so lovely!

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  14. so pretty love how it turned out .. thank you for the video .

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  15. this is lovely. Thank you so much for the video!

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  16. Your distress water color background really makes the snowflakes stand out on the card.
    Beautiful!

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  17. I love how you made use of the dies from lawn fawn. Your card is gorgeous!:)

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  18. Omg can't remember if I comment on here already lol must be the age hahaha, I love the background colors!

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  19. Oh my word--one of my all-time favorite cards!

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  20. How pretty your card
    is! Love the smooshing
    of the colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. Like the use of the Distress Inks.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. Love this beautiful background!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  23. Stunningly beautiful! Thanks for your wonderful video tutorial.

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  24. wow... gorgeous card! Those colors are really eye-catching and beautiful!

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  25. Love this card and the idea can be used for any holiday!

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  26. Fabulous card! Thanks for the fun video too.

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  27. Fabulous and lovely card! I love the color and techniques used to create it!

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  28. Beautiful background love the look of the card!

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  29. Oh my, your watercoloring is fabulous. Great card and video!

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  30. That background is just amazing, Chrissie ... bright, vibrant and so perfect with the crisp white snowflakes and snowbank! Anita :)

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  31. Beautiful background. Love the jewel tone colors with those snowflakes. So yummy!!!

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  32. Fantastic background! Love the colors!

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  33. Wow!!! The background is fabulous!!!

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  34. What a fantastic card. Love the colorful background Chrissie.

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  35. Love the card! The background is stunning!

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  36. Beautiful card! Love that background ♥

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  37. Pretty color choices for a lovely card. Thanks for the video!

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  38. I love your beautiful background! Fabulous card! TFS

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  39. Beautiful card!! Love the background!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  40. Oooh what a beautiful colourful card :)

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  41. Oh my stars stunning background!

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  42. Stunning background - you've reminded me that I need to play with this technique more often! Great video too, loved watching your process! Thanks so much for being a special part of my event! <3

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  43. I enjoyed watching you make this card!

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  44. that background is just AWESOME! and the pairing up with the white accents is perfection!

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  45. Beautiful card, thanks for the video too! I'm subscribed now so I won't miss your wonderful creations, thanks!

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  46. Oooh so beautiful! That background watercolored is stunning! tfs

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  47. very sweet card! love that rainbow background!

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  48. Stunning background for your snowflakes!

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  49. Love the non-traditional colors used for the background. What a fun card!!!

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  50. Gorgeous card!! I love the colors you picked!!

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  51. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Oh, I love that rainbow watercolored background!!

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  53. I have a serious crush on that gorgeous background!!

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  54. omg love the watercolor background, beautiful card.

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  55. what a cool backdrop for your snowflakes! Very nice!

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  56. Love the backgound and the colors. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  57. wow that background is gorgeous ...love the use of distressed inks.

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  58. Love the background on this card. So amazing.

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  59. What a super fun and festive holiday card!

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  60. Love the background; the colors are gorgeous.

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  61. Love everything about this card, gorgeous colors on the background.

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  62. Love the design and color choices. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  63. I am so loving the distressed background!! So so pretty!!

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  64. Love the bold colors on the watercolor background! Well done!

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  65. Awesome background and beautiful card.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  66. Beautiful distress ink background. I really need to try this technique.

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  67. Oooohh, love that striking background for your white snowflakes and sentiment!

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  68. Oh - what a gorgeous background! LOVE the pretty colors!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  69. Love that background......this season I've done a lot with Distress and Christmas images, so this is a great addition. Appreciate the video.

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  70. Lovely background,lovely card,lovely video;everything is fantastic!!!Love Christmas!!!

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  71. Beautiful watercolor panel. Fun colors!

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  72. Love your beautiful watercolor. Thanks for sharing your terrific card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  73. Your background is very cool; thank you for taking the time to make a video showing us how to get this effect. Love your card! Merry Christmas!!

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  74. Lovely this mystic colourful background!

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  75. OOOH, What a beautiful background for the snowflakes!

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  76. BEAUTIFUL card Chrissie!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design and INKY background!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  77. Beautiful background. Thanks for sharing

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  78. Love the ink colors! I also really like your blog space. I'm a new visitor and your layout and colors/fonts are gorgeous!

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  79. That watercolor background is gorgeous!

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  80. love the colors and the video. Thank your sharing:)

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  81. I really like your use of the non-traditional Christmans colors, lovely card!

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  82. Totally awesome!!! LOVE the riot of beautiful colors and the stitched element ROCKS!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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  83. Wow! Great background colours. Looks like Northern Lights.

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  84. SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  85. Merry Christmas. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how you created your background. Love this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  86. Your card is beautiful. The colors really speak to me. Definitely one I'll save and try in the future. TFS

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  87. Your card is beautiful - thanks so much for the video! Merry Christmas!!!

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  88. Love how the colors turned out in your background.

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  89. OMG!! That background is ridiculously pretty!! Beautiful card!

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  90. Love the technique you used for the background. TFS

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  91. Beautiful background colors, love the pop of snowflakes too

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  92. Excellent video. The snow bank at the base of the card coordinated well with the lovely snow flakes. Thanks for a beautiful card.

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  93. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing how you created it via your video!

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  94. I am so loving the colors you did in the background! And the sequins you chose could not have been more perfect for this application. Thanks so much for sharing your process as well as the finished product. I am inspired!

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  95. Thank you so much for making the video. Seeing how you made that lovely background was a real treat.

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  96. Such a beautiful background!!! The colors are just perfect!

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  97. You've done an outstanding job with the vibrantly colored background.

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  98. I enjoyed your video! Your DI background is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  99. I love the untraditional Christmas colors! Thanks for contributing to this fab blog hop, I love Lawn Fawn & would be thrilled to win one of their adorable sets!

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  100. Love this card! The background is lovely, and wintry but with bright colors! Love it!

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  101. I just love this card! I never get tired watching videos on watercoloring...so pretty!

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  102. Very pretty card Chrissie, TFS, Have a wonderful day!

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  103. This is one of my favorite cards. I love the beautiful background and the overall design. Thank you for your video. You managed to pack in a lot of useful tips.

    TFS.

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  104. Stunning background. Definitely gonna try this one since I have all the distress inks!

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  105. What a beautiful background with Lawn Fawn's snowflake and border to make this Christmas card.

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  106. I love the Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes. They are so cute!

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  107. Awesome card! Love the background. :-)

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  108. Thanks for the video and this awesome card!

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Thank you so much for commenting!!! :)